5 Things to Look for In a Moving Company

Marice Phelipe

5 Things to Look for In a Moving Company

If you plan on moving, picking the right moving company can make things much easier for you. The right movers do more than just get you from point A to point B. They take everything out of your hands and give you peace of mind.

While there are plenty of moving companies, they aren’t all the same. Various factors can help you distinguish great companies from the wrong ones. Here are a few things to consider when exploring moving companies. 

Positive Reviews

The best movers have plenty of positive reviews on their website. If you already have the names of several companies, check their websites. Online reviews will give you an idea of what to expect from a website. People who have had a negative experience with a company will likely leave negative reviews. Note that online reviews are only partially reliable. You shouldn’t rely on them completely.

Get Recommendations

The internet is helpful, but you can only rely on it partially. When checking out moving companies, consider getting recommendations from your family and friends. Find out if they have worked with certain moving companies and ask about their experiences.

People you know may have had bad experiences with otherwise well-rated companies. They may inform you about hidden fees and other unexpected issues. Your networks may have information that isn’t available online.

Transparent Rates

When you contact professional movers, they should be honest and clear about their charges. They’ll typically offer rates based on the number of movers and hours you need.

The base rate doesn’t include the cost of packing materials. You may also need to pay an additional fee for moving bulky objects. Although moving companies may not always be able to state a specific price, they should be able to offer a rough estimate.

Ask if there are extra fees and what constitutes them. If they appear unwilling to divulge the information, you may need to find someone else.

Track Record of Success

While supporting a new business is perfectly fine, you should pick a company with a track record of success. You could benefit from the experience of established moving companies.

The internet should help you determine a moving company’s timeliness, rates, and general reliability. Unless you have plenty of wonderful recommendations about a new company, stick to those with a proven record of success.

Individual Needs

Pick a moving company that can handle your personal needs. Every move is unique and deserves specialized attention. Consider your specific needs and ask the right questions. They may include:

  •  Whether their moving companies are large enough to fit all your furniture and boxes
  • Whether they are available at a time that is convenient for you
  • Their ability to offer extra packing supplies like garment boxes and bubble wrap when necessary

There is plenty of competition in the moving industry. This means there are lots of movers to suit different needs. However, finding the right one can be challenging. You must research, check online reviews, and ask the right questions. If you notice any red flags, do not ignore them. They could waste your time and money in the long run. Even if you only work with the company for a day, you never know what could go wrong.